layton Kershaw became the Los Angeles Dodgers’ first 20-game winner in 21 years, beating San Francisco 2-1 on Tuesday night and pushing the Giants closer to elimination from the NL West race.
Madison Bumgarner allowed one unearned run in seven strong innings and hit a two-run double, helping the San Francisco Giants keep their playoff hopes alive with their sixth straight win.
The reigning World Series champion Giants fell two games behind the first-place Diamondbacks in the NL West after Arizona won at Washington.
Chris Stewart hit his first major league home run, Aubrey Huff had another solo shot and the San Francisco Giants showed some rare pop in a 6-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
The San Francisco Giants held on for a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night when Brennan Boesch lined into a double play with the bases loaded.